M2M and Connected Devices

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Ericsson, Inmarsat get on board with connected ship deal

Ericsson and Inmarsat signed a strategic maritime agreement intended to facilitate the sharing of cargo, logistics and vessel operational data to help streamline the maritime supply chain.

ETSI considers adopting MirrorLink as technical specification

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) will formally explore adopting MirrorLink as an ETSI Technical Specification (TS) under an agreement struck with the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) at the ETSI General Assembly meeting in Sophia Antipolis this week.

UPDATED: AT&T not testing opt-in Digital Life program for discounts

AT&T Mobility said it is in fact not testing a program to give its Digital Life home security and automation customers discounts if they give up some of their personal data. Light Reading initially reported that the company was conducting such a test, but AT&T subsequently said that its spokesman misspoke and that it is not conducting tests for such discounts.

AT&T identifies 'cellular-first' trend in Internet of Things

AT&T is starting to see a trend in its machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) business-- one where enterprises are looking not for a Wi-Fi first service but cellular first.

Bluetooth to gain longer range, faster speed in 2016

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced some big changes for Bluetooth aimed squarely at increasing its Internet of Things (IoT) functionality.

Thread Group launches product certification for smart-home products

The Thread Group launched the first phase of its product certification program, kicking off what promises to be a rigorous testing program for products that use Thread. More than 30 products and components from members already have been submitted for certification, so it's ready to go right out of the gate.

Ingenu to cover 30 metro areas by end of 2016 with RPMA

The Internet of Things (IoT) race is on, and Ingenu, the machine-to-machine (M2M) wireless firm formerly known as On-Ramp Wireless, plans to cover 30 major U.S. metro markets with its Machine Network by the end of 2016.

With ATSC 3.0, TV broadcasters might try to steal some wireless business after FCC's incentive auction

What are the nation's TV broadcasters going to do after they give up some of their spectrum to wireless carriers in the FCC's upcoming incentive auction? Why, they might compete directly with those very same carriers, of course. At least, that's how the market may shake out if the nation's TV broadcasters adopt the new ATSC 3.0 transmission standard in the coming years.

Overcoming the hurdles to smart grid adoption

Wireless carriers see smart meters and smart grids more broadly as a new revenue opportunity in the Internet of Things. Part of that expected growth relies on consumers installing residential smart meters at their homes. Yet many consumers are still confused on what the devices do, while others may not be able to harness its full potential because of various access barriers.  Special report

AT&T testing NumberSync technology on iPhones, other iOS gadgets

Soon AT&T Mobility customers will be able to receive a call on their Apple Watch even if they don't have their iPhone nearby. The carrier is trialing its "NumberSync" technology in the latest beta version of iOS. The technology lets customers share their primary phone number with other connected devices even if their phone isn't connected to a cellular network.